Sunday sketch #339

OK, so this week’s sketch is almost identical to a variation of Sunday sketch #338, but I’ve changed the colour palette to show how colour placement can create new effects – in this case, ’emptying’ out some of the orange peels by using the background colour. That creates some interesting movement at the outside vertical edges.

Even though the outside columns have only half-peels, the surrounding lines complete the shapes in your brain.

I like highlighting those hints of a curve, without revealing the whole orange peel shape.


The main block this week is the same as last week’s: an orange peel positioned vertically in the middle of a block, bisected horizontally by a line that cuts the whole block into two rectangles. Of course, the block can also be flipped so the orange peel lies horizontally. (I’ve also added sashing between the columns in this next version.)

I like the added movement that those hard corners and rounded edges bring. Different colouring can introduce even more movement. In the next version, the horizontal lines created by the block borders trace back and forth down the page like a snake, echoed by the path that the orange peels take. A bit ‘snakes and ladders’, if you like!

These designs could be made into quilts using the same approach as last week; templates would probably be the easiest way to go. I’ve never tried sewing these shapes before, but the curve would be gentler than a drunkard’s path curve, so possibly easier? I’ll have to try it and find out.


One comment

  1. Chris

    Wow. It’s always interesting how much difference color and value make. I didn’t care for last week’s much at all but love these, especially the last one.

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